Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Ant and the Peony Bud

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34 comments:

EG Wow said...

Soon you will be enjoying the wonderful aroma of peonies!

George said...

The first picture is a wonderful macro of the ant. I look forward to seeing pictures of the peony when it blooms.

Thom said...

Carletta how do you do it my friend? This is just gorgeous. :) How I would love to see this in person :) Simply stunning :)

Tom said...

Stunning..... my dad grew Peonies... my mum loved them... your picture bought back a few memories :O)

Rose said...

Oh, I think these are wonderful!

Robin said...

What a great macro - so crisp, and such wonderful colors too.

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Quilly said...

Perfection!

JunieRose2005 said...

These are just beautiful, Carletta!

You get such great shots!

I have a MYM post up and -maybe-I can come up with a Ruby Tuesday, also!

BTW- so happy to see you back!!

Junie

Tink *~*~* said...

The first one looks almost like a teen tiny cabbage. Happy Tuesday!

Tink *~*~*

Life Ramblings said...

great macro. the first shot is absolutely stunning.

Ralph said...

This is a bud of ruby, a Spring delight as it opens up in warm month of May. The ant is an interloper, but he adds to the frame quite well. As always, a great capture!

Lucy and Lily are positively adorable, and so happy when Grandma visits! They pose so well...

Manang Kim said...

Starting to bloom. I am waiting mine too. Happy RT!

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rapunzel said...

Just beautiful!!!!

Dianne said...

wow!
who knew an ant could be made to look so beautiful
I really think these photos are amazing

ellen b. said...

Very nice! My first ever peony bush is at that same stage. I can hardly wait to see the bloom! Happy RT!

chubskulit said...

I wonder why ants love peonies... And oh, my dog chelsea love eating my penies blooms huhuh.. Great shots!

Ann said...

I will love to see what a full bloom peony looks like and it the ant has ruin it.

Leora said...

Oh, your lovely photos bring back childhood memories of my mother's peonies.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

wonderful macro photos. a definite talent.

My Ruby Redness

Hootin' Anni said...

Has the peony opened to full bloom yet? They're so pretty.

My Ruby Tuesday. I do hope to see you drop by for a visit with me today.

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, Carletta, magnificent macro shots! I remember we used to have peonies in our yard when I was a kid. The ants like the buds a lot! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Dimple said...

Your spring flowers may be mostly gone, but this peony appears to be just starting! The second shot is lovely, so full of promise!

Thanks for the visit!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful shots. The title makes me want it to be a children's book, with the further adventures of the ant!

Stephanie V said...

Really nice macro...and just a hint of the glorious red to come.

Marice said...

wow superb macro shots Carletta :) nicely done!

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Neal said...

Really nice shots Carletta!!!

dot said...

Excellent shots! Peonies always seem to have ants on them. They must be extra sweet.

kaye said...

I love peonies. And wherethere are peonies there are ants.

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful macros Carletta - will enjoy seeing that peony in bloom...

Stephany said...

Lovely shots, Carletta! We do like our ants with our peonies. :) Hope you are feeling much better!

Raven said...

Great shots. I love peonies. Can't wait to see them in bloom. How are you feeling? Better, I hope.

Craver Vii said...

Such a good shot with the ant! Yours came out so clear. My ant was blurry. I had to resort to trickery to get a decent shot.

becky aka theRAV said...

WOW!

Patti said...

Absolutely wonderful macro shots, Carletta!

Happy belated Ruby Tuesday ;-)

I never would have known what kind of flower that is.